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Now showing on election stage: Amar Akbar Anthony replay

Panchayat poll rivals may look like the warriors from Avengers in much of Bengal but three childhood friends in Alipurduar's Kumargram are stirring a potboiler with ingredients of Amar Akbar Anthony.
Anirban Choudhury Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

HC rejects CPM plea for online nomination

A single-judge Calcutta High Court bench on Wednesday declined a CPM request to allow online acceptance of nominations by some of its candidates "resisted by the ruling party goons", after which the party decided to appeal.
Our Legal Reporter Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Call to keep polls out of Ramazan

The impasse over fresh Bengal panchayat poll dates continued on Wednesday as the state election commission didn't meet government officials on the issue even as 40-odd minority organisations asked the panel against scheduling voting during Ramazan.
Our Bureau Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Somnath 'hegemony' poser to Mamata

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday asked Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee why she was desperate to wield complete hegemony.
A Staff Reporter Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

4 new judges; Bar signals HC strike end

The 66-day ceasework by lawyers of Calcutta High Court is likely to end this week, with the Union law ministry on Wednesday clearing the appointment of four new judges.
Our Legal Reporter Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Poll delay hits tourism in Dooars

The uncertainty over the schedule of panchayat elections has also taken its toll on tourism in the Dooars as only a few are visiting the region during the current summer.
Our Correspondent Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Farmers to get direct sale option

Farmers in Sikkim will now be able to sell their produce directly to the customers from shopping complexes being set up in different towns in order to give a boost to the government's organic mission.
Rajeev Ravidas Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Clashes mar campaigning

At least 25 people were injured since Tuesday night after supporters of Trinamul, BJP and the CPM clashed in multiple locations of Dhupguri block. The incidents of violence and attacks have made leaders of the parties in opposition to launch protests and demonstrations in Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts.
Our Bureau Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

HC tells poll panel to 'allay' safety worries

A single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the Bengal election commission to "allay the grievances" of Opposition parties on security "in every phase of the (panchayat) election process".
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Commission, govt 'split' on voting dates

Fresh panchayat poll dates could not be finalised on Tuesday as consensus between the state election commission and the Mamata Banerjee government remained elusive despite another round of talks, said sources.
Our Bureau Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Journalists' attackers free

The attackers of Anadabazar Patrika journalists during Monday's violence over rural poll nominations had not been arrested till Tuesday night despite formal complaints describing how they had been chased, beaten and confined.
A Staff Reporter Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

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